School tells girls not to show knees because it distracts male staff

School tells girls not to show knees because it distracts male staff

Parents and students at an irlandesi preparatory scuola are blasting administrators after female students were told not to wear tight clothing that coulddistract” membri dello staff.

La settimana scorsa, female students at Presentation College Carlow in Carlow, 53 miles south of Dublin, reportedly were told at an assembly not to wear revealing clothing, including tracksuit bottoms and gym leggings.

A petition called the policy sexist and noted that male studentsattire was not discussed.

Today all the girls from each year in Presention [sic] College Carlow were called out by their Year Head/ Dean of discipline and were told that they were not allowed to wear leggings or tight bottoms for PE as they cannot show off the ‘female anatomyas it is distracting to the female and male staff of the school- not the students,” the petition description says.

“Questo è spaventoso, majority of students are 12-18 years old and should not feel [sic] sexualised by their teachers who they are meant to feel safe around,” it continues.

One student’s mother said her daughter was told by school officials that “no ankles, no knees, no collarbones, we’re not allowed to show any skin ever, fondamentalmente,” Extra.ie.com segnalato.

Another told local media outlets that adult male teachers should not be distracted by young girls in the first place.

If these so-called male teachers can get distracted by 12-to-18-year-old girls, they should not be teaching,” lei disse. “We are trying to bring our children up in a way that they are not ashamed of their bodies; we are trying to teach our young men that just because she wears this doesn’t mean she wants that.

Più di 6,700 people have signed the petition.

I feel this attitude towards women’s bodies belongs on the 1950’s,” one signer wrote. “The Male staff attitude towards those in their care is the only problem here.

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The Department of Education told the Irish Mirror that uniform decisions are up to school boards.

“Schools should consult with parents and students in relation to this policy,” ha detto l'agenzia. “In any instance where a parent of a student has cause for complaint, matters would normally be addressed to the individual teacher or school principal as appropriate.

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